eastern michigan university fires president fallon

Well, the board did it. They finally did the right thing and fired President Fallon over his ‘leadership’ in the wake of the Dickinson murder… Let the law suits begin.

Rumor has it that several national news outlets were planning to be present at today’s board meeting. I suspect that’s why the board decided to do it early, sending Fallon the news by letter over the weekend. Hopefully, now that decisive action has been taken, the press will leave EMU alone for a while, and everyone left remaining can get to work rebuilding the institution.

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9 Comments

  1. egpenet
    Posted July 16, 2007 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    Friday the 13th will take on a new meaning for Doctors Fallon! Bye, bye.

  2. egpenet
    Posted July 16, 2007 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    I trust that his contract and the contracts of others who will be dismissed state that payments under the terms of the contract will NOT be paid if the dismissal is due to negligence or criminal activity. The executive staff violations of the Clery Act are enough to void payments of severance/retirement, in my opinion. And EMU will need that money to pay the fines.

  3. edweird
    Posted July 16, 2007 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    That shit just made the New York Times…

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/16/us/16cnd-emu.html?_r=1&ref=us&oref=slogin

  4. Mark H.
    Posted July 16, 2007 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

    When Dr. Fallon interviewed for the EMU presidency, he spoke the usual words of a university presidency-seeking candidate about “raising the profile,” “increasing the visibility,” making the University better known. This is standard boilerplate for such individuals, but sadly for the EMU community, John Fallon delivered on these promises more than anyone could imagine.

  5. Ting
    Posted July 17, 2007 at 9:30 am | Permalink

    According to the Washington Post:

    Board member James Stapleton said it became clear from conversations with Fallon and his attorney that Fallon was planning to take action during Monday’s scheduled board meeting that would have damaged the university. As a result, the board unanimously voted to fire him.

    Neither Stapleton nor other regents would elaborate on what he said Fallon was planning.

    Fallon’s secretary did not know how he could be reached for further comment. Fallon told the Ann Arbor News that a termination letter indicated his office had been secured and that arrangements would be made for him to retrieve personal items. He told the newspaper he was upset with how the board handled his firing.

    “As a citizen, I am disappointed in this hastily called meeting, without any opportunity to be present or to respond,” Fallon told the paper. “I have a story to tell and intend to tell it.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/16/AR2007071601506.html

    I wonder what that’s all about.

    (The paper also said that Fallon has 60 days to leave the University house he lives in.)

  6. money11
    Posted July 17, 2007 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    EMU will never have a better University President than Fallon.

  7. Robert
    Posted July 17, 2007 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    Fallon was upset with how the board handled his firing? How does it compare to the job he did handling the Dickenson murder? Maybe he wanted them to cover up his firing until October.

  8. Posted July 17, 2007 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    This made one of the leads on Seattle Radio as well. At least they pronounced Ypsilanti wrong.

  9. Posted July 18, 2007 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    You can see the regents meeting and the press conference at YpsiNews.com

    http://ypsinews.com/index.php/fallon-fired-from-emu/

    – Steve

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